There are both distal and proximate causes which can be traced in the historical factors affecting globalization.
They are responsible for substantially reducing foreign trade barriers, allowing U. Most trade agreements owe their success, at least in part, to prior reductions in trade barriers between the parties to the agreement.
For example, integration and cooperation in the iron, steel, coal, and nuclear energy sectors set a precedent for Western Europe to tear down barriers in other sectors.
But trade agreements have affected more than just trade barriers; they have had a major impact on trade and investment worldwide. In fact, they are responsible for shaping business relationships among companies across the globe.
Today, the three largest trade blocs include the European Union, chiefly involving West European countries and spreading eastward; the North American Free Trade Agreement, among Canada, the United States and Mexico and spreading south; and an informal bloc in East Asia, currently dominated by Japan, but soon to be dominated by China.
Based on past trade patterns and policies, and anticipated policies, these blocs will continue to develop, gaining increased strength and influence. Many other countries are waiting for full membership.
Turkey applied in ; Cyprus and Malta applied in ; Switzerland applied in ; and Hungary and Poland applied in Six countries applied in And, the Czech Republic applied for membership in As the EU expands, it will continue to gain greater economic and political strength, in addition to an enhanced level of global competitiveness.
Thus, should all Eastern European countries eventually become members of the EU, its numbers of consumers would swell to million to million. East Asia In recent years, trade among East Asian nations has increased at a much faster pace than trade outside the region.
However, economic integration is primarily influenced by Japanese investment in the region, creating an informal trade bloc.
Prior to the Asian financial crisis, many Asian economies were growing at the fastest rates in the world. However, as the region emerges from the crisis, its purchasing power will again increase at favorable rates and provide a plethora of export and investment opportunities.
Yet, growth is expected to recover to approximately 5. Thus, many are positioning themselves to take advantage of new opportunities, while establishing new strategies to mitigate risks caused by the economic crisis. One of the primary goals of NAFTA is to encourage expansion of business partnerships to promote greater efficiency, and to counter fierce competition from the Far East and Europe.
Already strong ties with Canada also have prospered. The benefits derived from this teamwork will continue to make the United States, Canada and Mexico more globally competitive at a time when regional trade alliances are becoming increasingly important in the world economy.
Production Sharing In the Americas Production sharing occurs when various aspects of an article's manufacture are performed in more than one country.
The growth in U. East Asian producers of apparel have become major suppliers to the United States. In an attempt to sustain remaining domestic market share, U.
This activity also benefits the U. Under a free trade agreement of the Americas, more U. Importantly, a free trade agreement of the Americas will secure Latin American market share for U. Future trade between blocs is not so clear. Many fear that individual blocs will become inwardly focused and protectionist.
Even if protectionism does not emerge outright, trade diversion could have a similar effect. Trade diversion occurs when members of a trade group buy more goods from each other due to the elimination of internal trade barriers, and displace non-member goods.
For manufacturers and distributors, foreign market share may be at risk.
Should the EU or the Asian emerging bloc turn inward and establish protectionist measures, U. However, provided the EU or Asia does not look inward and establish protectionist measures, a more economically viable Europe and Asia could result in more U.
Further integration among EU members, for example, creating one set of standards and regulations, could make the export and investment process less complex for outsiders. In an effort to remain competitive, many U. And many state and local governments that have not developed a strategy to accommodate these changes quickly will need to do so.
With the understanding that developing countries will continue to compete for low-technology, labor-intensive jobs, the Canadian government has shrewdly positioned Canadian industry to compete well into the next century.This is “Subsaharan Africa”, chapter 7 from the book Regional Geography of the World: Globalization, People, and Places (v.
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The Impact of Globalization on Africa In Africa, its position in the international system has been considerably weakened by the fact that it has been losing the race for economic development in general, and human development in particular, to other regions, these.